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Abubakar Shekau

Place of Birth: Shekau village, Yobe State, north-eastern Nigeria


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Opposition on all fronts

However in a digital recording in Hausa sent to the media in mid-April Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau rejected any negotiation with government: ‘What wrong have we done...


Taking the hostage road

Boko Haram is particularly anxious to secure the release of the wife and two children of its leader Abubakar Shekau aka Abu Mohammed who were captured by Nigeria’s Joint Task Force on 24 September last year...


Abuja’s foreign legion

Security officials in Abuja say militants from the Boko Haram Islamist militia have received instruction in combat and bomb-making in training camps in northern Mali and that some of the group’s leaders have sought sanctuary there after Nigerian security forces stepped up the hunt for Abubakar Shekau and other Boko Haram leaders...

On 29 November in a 39-minute video monitored by SITE Intelligence Group a United States-based organisation that tracks Islamist websites Boko Haram’s Abubakar Shekau said (in Arabic) ‘We are with our mujahideen brothers in the cause of Allah everywhere’...


Boko Haram looks to Mali

Kambar Abubakar Shekau (aka Abu Mohammed) and Khalid Barnawi (aka Abu Hafsat) were in June designated global terrorists by the United States claiming they had close links to Al Qaida...


Turning security upside down

US sanctions and complaints Jonathan has persuaded the United States to impose sanctions on the presumed leaders of Boko Haram such as Abubakar Shekau Khalid al Barnawi and Abubakar Adam Kamba...


The shape of the deadly sect

The leader Abubakar Shekau was second-in-command until Mohammed Yusuf was killed in police custody in July 2009...


Inside Boko Haram

Yusuf's second-in-command Abubakar Shekau* was also killed...


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